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Telepsychiatry evaluation in the north-west of England: preliminary results of a qualitative study

Telepsychiatry evaluation in the north-west of England: preliminary results of a qualitative study
Telepsychiatry evaluation in the north-west of England: preliminary results of a qualitative study
A telepsychiatry referral service for patients suffering from anxiety and depression was evaluated from a user perspective. Low-cost video-phones linked a psychiatrist to two general practices in the north-west of England. Quantitative data were collected using a semistructured interview schedule. Twenty-two patients and 13 doctors were interviewed after a video-link consultation. Some users were very positive about the service and recognized its potential benefits, while others were more ambivalent. Patients saw the service as a means of obtaining additional expert' advice. General practitioners felt that the service might adversely affect the doctor-patient relationship in psychiatry. Both patients and clinicians recognized that the video-link modified normal interaction. Users need to adapt to this form of communication. An induction session is recommended for both patients and clinicians.
1357-633X
20-22
May, Carl
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Gask, L.inda
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Ellis, Nicola
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Atkinson, Theresa
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Mair, Frances
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Smith, Craig
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Pidd, Sally
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May, Carl, Gask, L.inda, Ellis, Nicola, Atkinson, Theresa, Mair, Frances, Smith, Craig, Pidd, Sally and Esmail, Aneez (2000) Telepsychiatry evaluation in the north-west of England: preliminary results of a qualitative study. Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare, 6, supplement 1, 20-22. (doi:10.1258/1357633001934618).

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Abstract

A telepsychiatry referral service for patients suffering from anxiety and depression was evaluated from a user perspective. Low-cost video-phones linked a psychiatrist to two general practices in the north-west of England. Quantitative data were collected using a semistructured interview schedule. Twenty-two patients and 13 doctors were interviewed after a video-link consultation. Some users were very positive about the service and recognized its potential benefits, while others were more ambivalent. Patients saw the service as a means of obtaining additional expert' advice. General practitioners felt that the service might adversely affect the doctor-patient relationship in psychiatry. Both patients and clinicians recognized that the video-link modified normal interaction. Users need to adapt to this form of communication. An induction session is recommended for both patients and clinicians.

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Published date: 10 February 2000

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Local EPrints ID: 163411
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/163411
ISSN: 1357-633X
PURE UUID: a8cfac5a-9700-46af-a1ee-5a4ed0722925
ORCID for Carl May: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-0451-2690

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Date deposited: 08 Sep 2010 14:22
Last modified: 19 Nov 2019 01:41

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